The China Association of Science and Technology (CAST) and the China Union of Life Science Societies are organizing the 2016 World Life Science Conference from November 1-3, 2016 in Beijing, China. This conference will cover the latest and most exciting discoveries in basic research, technology development, government policies and science education in the areas of health, agriculture and environmental science. The conference is co-chaired by Prof. Qide Han, Vice Chairman of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and Honorary President of CAST, and Prof. David Baltimore, the 1975 Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine.
As the world’s second-largest economy, the Chinese government has been making considerable efforts to advocate technology innovation and promote technological development through scientific and technological structural reforms and generous financial support. China had a population of 1.37 billion at the end of 2015 and the key issues of health, agriculture, and environmental science have attracted global attention. In recent years, Chinese scientists have made significant progress and achieved many breakthroughs in the life sciences. In order to promote interdisciplinary communication with scientists worldwide and show the strength and innovative achievements of Chinese scientists in the life sciences, this conference reinforces the inextricable link between China and the world. We have currently confirmed the attendance of 13 Nobel laureates, 3 World Food Prize laureates, the President of the American Academy of Science, and the President of The Royal Society at the conference. Many leaders of international academic organizations and hundreds of outstanding scientists in the field of life sciences around the world will also be invited to attend.
We believe this cutting-edge life science conference will provide an excellent opportunity for participants from across the world to make fruitful connections, to exchange new ideas and share new knowledge, and to enjoy the beauty of science.